Friday, April 20, 2007

Is this what happened to Sherwood Forest?

You never know what you will see going down the road around here.

There is a large meadow (and former music venue) near my home that is being paved over to make room for a shopping center. Acres and acres are being scraped clean of the natural vegetation. I was delighted today to see this tree being moved. It is a huge live oak that is most likely a hundred years or more old. The band of fabric around the bottom is about five feet high.
I have no idea where the tree's journey will end but I hope it thrives there. There were two smaller trees next to it that are probably part of its hammock. I hope the movers come back for them.

1 comment:

heartinsanfrancisco said...

How gratifying that they are trying to save the tree. I, too, hope they return for its buddies.

When I lived on a 450-acre farm in NC, I knew every inch of that land as if it were my own, which it wasn't.

After I had been there for 7 years, the owners decided to clearcut the entire property to sell the lumber so they wouldn't have to work. I cried as the bulldozers completely destroyed the landscape I loved so much. I had tagged several trees with signs that they were to be left, but the crew saw through my ruse and took them, too.

That was when I knew it was time to leave.